Rosa reaches end zone in UConn win

Victor Rosa scored 41 touchdowns and was the Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior standout for the Bristol Central football team.

On Saturday afternoon, Rosa reached the end zone for the first time as a member of the UConn football team.

Rosa scored from 11 yards out, on his second collegiate carry, to provide the final touchdown in a 28-3 victory over Central Connecticut State University on the natural grass of Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. The true freshman carried twice for 10 yards and the touchdown.

UConn head coach Jim Mora Jr. had this to say about Rosa in the postgame press conference:

“His work ethic, attitude, personality. He’s a good player, players respect him and he runs hard. I would assume we would see more of Victor Rosa.”

Rosa wasn’t the only local player to see the field. Waterbury native Kyren Petteway, who played for WCA before transferring to West Hartford’s Kingswood Oxford, led CCSU in catches and yards with six and 61, respectively. He also ran for 17 yards on one carry and returned a kickoff for 22 yards. Petteway is a junior wide receiver.

Former Bristol Eastern standout Trinidad Gonzalez, who had moved on to Wyoming Seminary (Penn.), had an assisted tackle for the Blue Devils. Gonzalez is a sophomore linebacker.

Photo credit: UConn athletics.